16 Jun '11, 9am

Hundreds sick in mass fainting in Cambodian factory

Hundreds sick in mass fainting in Cambodian factory

A garment worker is carried to an ambulance after fainting at a garment factory in Phnom Penh June 16, 2011. Cambodian authorities began an investigation into the mass fainting of about 300 workers at two factories that produce goods for export, police said. -- PHOTO: REUTERS PHNOM PENH - THREE hundred garment workers have fallen ill this week at a factory in Cambodia's capital, Phnom Penh, the latest outbreak of 'mass fainting' in the country blamed on poor working conditions. About 200 female garment workers at King Fashion Garment fell sick on Wednesday afternoon, followed by another 100 people on Thursday morning, said district police chief Born Sam Ath. 'A committee has not yet settled on one particular cause, but the workers' health is not good, they don't eat enough and the workplace is stuffy,' Mr Born Sam Ath said. In April, the Cambodian authorities opened an inv...

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